Regulatory Reference Guide

MONITORING SITE FOR THE REGULATORY REFERENCE GUIDE

Welcome to the online Regulatory Reference Guide (RRG). It offers you the opportunity to search, sort and consult the rules impacting the recreational marine. The ICOMIA Secretariat invites all MIAs to check and update their sections frequently. We are sure that you will appreciate this very informative tool.

To browse the RRG, select a country and/or criteria from the dropdown menus

Australia
Registration
July 3, 2013

Registration in force in all states for motor powered craft except Northern Territory which does not have registration for any vessel.

Australia
Product Liability
July 3, 2013

National Australian Consumer Law in effect 1 January 2012. First fully national consumer legislation and tightens, in most states, regulations concerning product liability and warranty.

Australia
Operating Limits
July 3, 2013

Restrictions apply from State to State. Speed limits depend on locality. Restrictions on PWCs in Sydney Harbour and at some launch ramps around the nation. Designated waterski, horseswimming areas etc

Australia
Drivers Licences
July 3, 2013

Driving licences required in most states, categorised by type, length and power of vessel. Educational programmes in place in some states in lieu of licensing.

Singapore
Product Liability
June 23, 2013

Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act, or CPFTA in effect since March 2004

Singapore
Marinas and Harbours
June 23, 2013

Foreign yachts visiting Singapore now required to inform Port Authorities (MPA) of their arrival at least 24 hours prior to arrival. AIS or local transponder required to be fitted.

Germany
Drivers Licences
June 19, 2013

Driving licences for all boats more than 11.03 kW in force. Additional requirements have been introduced in certain districts (e.g. Berlin, Bodensee, river Rhein).

Germany
Styrene Levels
July 19, 2012

20 ppm inside the factory in force. Survey required for outside the factory.

Germany
Registration
July 19, 2012

Boats used on inland waters must register with an official authority, or a user association. Boats over 15m must be registered in the official shipping-register. Fees vary according to size.

New Zealand
Construction Standards and Certification
June 28, 2012

Compulsory application for charter and commercial craft in force. Voluntary application for recreational craft. National Compliance Code (CPC) for power boats 3.5 to 8.5 metres or longer subject to being able to legally be trailered on the road.